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Evidence against Florida officer charged in killing released

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:12pm

An undercover police officer is never heard identifying himself before he fatally shot a black drummer whose car had broken down on the interstate, according to evidence released Tuesday by prosecutors who have charged him with manslaughter.

North Texas police detective killed, suspect barricaded

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:11pm

A police detective has died after being shot while answering a report of an armed man outside a house in a suburban Dallas neighborhood.

With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:03pm

President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange.

Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer care

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:31pm

University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system revealed Tuesday.

Man charged after fire at Washington state mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:21pm

A man with an extensive history of mental illness and property damage has been charged with arson in connection with a fire that severely damaged a Washington state mosque Saturday.

Police: Man argued, set townhome ablaze before being shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:11pm

An argument between a man and his girlfriend sparked a violent afternoon at a townhome in a Virginia suburb of the nation's capital, leaving the man's brothers wounded by gunshots and the man dead after he was shot by police, authorities said Tuesday.

The Latest: Suspect in officer's shooting armed when caught

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:11pm

The Latest on the arrest of fugitive wanted in an Orlando police officer's fatal shooting (all times local):

Denver woman died during shooting at Mexico music festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:51pm

A Denver woman is among five people who died during a shooting at a Caribbean resort town, her brother said Tuesday.

Ex-deputy found not guilty of murder charge in Ohio shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:51pm

A former deputy sheriff accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man after a chase was found not guilty of murder and reckless homicide charges on Tuesday.

Advocates: Asylum-seekers are being turned away at border

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:51pm

Immigrant advocacy groups said Tuesday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are allegedly turning away asylum-seekers before their claims can be heard, violating obligations under U.S. and international law.

Obama shortens Manning's term, grants clemency to hundreds

Josh Lederman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:41pm

President Barack Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the transgender Army intelligence officer convicted of leaking more than 700,000 U.S. documents to go free nearly three decades early.

Man seeking new trial in 1971 rape claims state hid evidence

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:33pm

A Louisiana man serving a life sentence for the rape of a nurse in 1971 claims authorities concealed evidence that the crime was committed by another man linked to two similar attacks.

Plea deal reached in killing of 13-year-old girl in 1982

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:31pm

Lawyers worked out a plea deal Tuesday in the case of a man charged with killing a 13-year-old Milwaukee girl in 1982.

Search of lake for human remains from plane crash ends

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:31pm

The search for human remains from a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month has ended, and DNA testing has identified three of the six people killed, an airport official said on Tuesday.

Correction: Military Base-Shooting-Investigation story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:21pm

In a story Jan. 16 about a shooting last year at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Air Force investigators determined post-traumatic stress disorder and an unraveling military career led an airman to fatally shoot his commander. PTSD and the airman's military career were cited in an investigation by the San Antonio Express-News that used military records and other material provided by the airman's family, but the Air Force's investigation is ongoing.

White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after all

Josh Lederman and Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:12pm

The White House said Tuesday that the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled.

Police: Daughters taken 3 decades ago found, mom arrested

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:12pm

Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday.

Prosecutor: Orlando gunman's widow knew about the attack

Eric Tucker and Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:11pm

The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting, prosecutors said Tuesday during a brief court appearance a day after her arrest in California.

William Hilliard, former Oregonian editor, dies at 89

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:01pm

William A. Hilliard, who became the first black reporter at The Oregonian newspaper and later its editor in a pioneering 42-year career, has died at age 89.